Talasey moves into ‘UK centre of excellence for the landscaping industry’
Hard landscaping product supplier Talasey has moved into new head offices in Scunthorpe that it intends should become ‘a UK centre of excellence in the landscaping industry’.
Talasey came into being as Natural Paving Products, selling a range of natural stone that it took care to ensure was ethically sourced. It is still proud of its ethical sourcing and still sells natural stone, but with its product range expanding into other areas came the name change in 2018.
Now it says its move to the new four-acre site in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, follows strong and consistent sales growth over several years that meant it had outgrown its head office near Doncaster.
The new site not only accommodates the company’s increasing headcount but is also intended to facilitate the company’s ambition to create a UK centre of excellence for the landscaping industry.
The new premises are called St Vincent House and include conference facilities seating more than 70 people, spaces for entertaining and nine en-suite rooms so visitors can stay overnight.
Outside, the site includes about 1.5acres of mature landscaped gardens that showcase Talasey’s portfolio of landscaping products.
CEO Mark Wall says: “We have very fond memories of the site in Doncaster because that’s where our business – which started as Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd and evolved into Talasey Group – became established as a leading UK supplier of quality, ethically sourced natural stone landscaping products.
“As part of our move to the new site, we had a vision that St Vincent House would be an amazing space that all of our customers can use for business meetings, training and development – or even to send their customers to us to look around the display areas.
“I’m very proud that everyone at the Talasey Group feels that we have achieved that."
Talasey Group today has five core brands: Natural Paving (natural stone landscaping materials); Vitripiazza (porcelain paving and cladding), Pavetuf (installation and maintenance products), Luxigraze (artificial grass and accessories) and Piranha (composite decking, fencing and cladding).
Mark: “The business has grown significantly, and we needed a site that could not only accommodate the next stage of our development but also be somewhere where we could realise wider ambitions – both for our business and for making a positive contribution to our industry.”
Talasey initiatives include the Talasey Training Academy (TTA), and with the new training facilities at St Vincent House it will resume running accredited landscaping courses for a wide range of industry professionals, including students, installers, designers, landscape architects and builders merchants, through both classroom-based and practical training.
Mark says the new headquarters will be the platform for the company to realise its ambitions, because it will be at the heart of building a better culture at Talasey Group.
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